Posts Tagged ‘TMJ Disorder’

My Overbite Needs Correcting As I Have TMJ Disorder. Are Invisible Braces Able To Correct My Narrow Arch Problem?

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
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Hi Dr Gambroudes,

I am 28. I have an overbite (from sucking my thumb as a child) and slightly overcrowded mouth. My teeth don’t meet each other properly and cause me problems that similar to TMJ disorder such as neck problems etc.

I want to see an orthodontist, can you recommend one in South East area? Are they able to use invisible braces to correct my problem? Can braces correct a very narrow dental arch by making it wider or would braces only be able to push my front teeth backwards a bit?

Thank you for your time.


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Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
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My Teeth Are Misaligned And Caused Me Pain In My Back And Neck. Why Is This?

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
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Doc, I have a big problem my front teeth
2 teeth. They have been missing for many years and just a year ago I started to use braces to fix my problem but it really causes me problems with pain on the right side face, which is unaligned to the left. Perhaps this is because my right teeth have shifted to the left and that there is not enough room. I feel my back and neck is aching and my body seems not aligned as well as it was. Has this got anything to do with the misalignment of my teeth? I lose my balance sometimes when I walk because my right knee aches. Please help me so that I would know what to do. Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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I Fed Up Of The Constant Headaches Caused By TMJ Disorder. Please Tell Me Which Treatments Can Help?

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
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Please help! I have suffered from TMJ for the past 2.5 years have tried antidepressants, and worn soft and hard upper and lower mouth guards at night and had botox in my jaw line. Please advise me of other treatments (arthoscopy?) and could you recommend someone in the Midlands, a nero muscular dentist perhaps or consultant who can do surgery? I’m fed up with being fobbed off by the NHS. The constant headaches and misaligned jaw is making my life unbearable. Thanks.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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My Jaw Clicks Which Affects How I Chew And Speak. Is This A Sign Of TMJ Disorder?

Friday, May 23rd, 2014
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Hello Mark, I wonder if you could help me out. I have been receiving pain in my jaw and the left side of my head, and this is affecting how I chew my food and speak. It clicks sometimes when I open and close my jaw which is quite annoying and it is quite painful. I don’t have any other symptoms besides these. I do get toothache sometimes but on the other side of my jaw. This usually occurs on my left side which affects how I chew on that side. Is this a sign that I could have TMJ Temporomandibular joint dysfunction? Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I’ve Been Diagnosed With TMJ. I’ve Been Told The Muscles Will Never Get Out Of Spasm. Is This True?

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore. I have been diagnosed with TMJ disorder and it’s due to clenching my teeth after 18 months of trying to get to the bottom of the problem. I have had an X-ray which shows no damage to the jaw joint and it’s been recommended that I ask my dentist for a bite splint which I’m worried will make it worse. The worst thing is the tightness and muffled feeling in my ears. At times it almost feels like my neck is tight and is pulling on everything. I’ve been told the muscles will never get out of spasm once it’s happened and my ears may always be muffled.  Is this true? I hope you can help me with this as it worries me. Thank you for your time.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I Suffer From TMJ Which Causes A Lot Of Pain. Can You Tell Me If Braces Can Fix This Problem?

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
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Hello Dr Hughes,
I have a condition with my jaw called TMJ disorder (Temporomandibular Joint) this causes me a lot of pain and is very uncomfortable at times I had a MRI scan which showed a problem with my right side it was not explained well what was wrong with it just that when my mouth is closed my jaw doesn’t sit correctly. They explained that I could have jaw wash out surgery but this sounds very painful. Just wondering whether braces would help with this condition? Also I should mention that my front top and bottom teeth are slightly overlapped. Do you do a pay monthly scheme?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My Dad Is Suffering From TMJ, Is Surgery The Only Option?

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
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Hello sir,
my dad aged 68 is suffering from TMJ. We have tried almost most of the suggested treatments except surgery. He is not able take anything other than liquids. He has severe locking/ unlocking problem both jaws and unable to close mouth easily. This is knocking his confidence. Also, mouth keeps opening up…..we are being suggested that only surgery can help. Could you please suggest if this is treatable and if yes, how much would it cost please? He is not a resident of UK. Any information you can provide on the matter would be greatly appreciated as it is severely affecting not only him but his family also.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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Where Can I Find A Good Dentist In Cardiff?

Friday, January 18th, 2013
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Hi Dr.Andrew Moore, I am suffering with chronic tmj at the moment and awaiting a splint. Is there a really good dentist that you could recommend in the Cardiff or Vale of Glamorgan area that can help me as I am unable to eat properly now. I have been doing loads of reading as I await an emergency dentist. I never realised what was happening to me over the years and I hope I can sort it asap. I have had this chronic problem since my wisdom teeth arrived and were removed 24 years ago and I know there are treatments that raise the height of the bite that aid in jaw movement. I am on the NHS waiting list but it is proving to be so long and I am in agony as my hearing is going and everyday is geting harder to bear.
Hope you can help. any advice you can give would be greatly appreciated. I look forward to reading your response. Thank you


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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Will Having 25 Metal Based Crowns Cause Oral Galvanic Effect?

Monday, January 7th, 2013
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I have a questions about having several metal based crowns and the “Oral Galvanic Effect” caused by having too much metal in ones mouth. What are strong alternatives? It is a very long and painful story but I need 25 crowns! I know it seems outrageous but I have to have a full restoration because of sever TMJ Disorder. I have all temps now and i am afraid to put THAT much metal in my mouth. 400 words is a lot!


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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